Why take this course?
The Professional Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) consits of two modules. Each of these two modules have been credit rated independently with 20 credit points each at SCQF Level 8 equivalent to Ofqual Level 5 (Second year BA/BSc level).
This course is likely to benefit from someone already with a counselling background who wishes to extend their knowledge by studying a therapeutic approach. CBT has currently great popularity in organisations such as the NHS and has been used to good effect by occupational health functions in Managing Absence at Work.
Employer Sponsorship/Course Funding
I would advise you to take the UWS credit rated Diploma - this will provide a starting place for a career change but you will need to try to find practice placements with voluntary organisations to develop your skills. Please see our FAQs page on the website and the link to NCS
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This course on its own would not be sufficient for you to register with a Professional Counselling body - please see our FAQs page for more information.
Universities usually like you to have some academic qualification in a counselling topic before enrolling and so I think this course would be of benefit to you.
This course is at the same level of your previous course and should add value to your therapeutic intervention with clients. It would certainly enable you to practice privately, but the NHS require their counsellors to be BACP approved and they do not accept distance learning courses towards their membership - see our Website for information on NCS which is kinked in.
If you wish to work in the NHS for example, you would need to be BACP approved and therefore require to have a post grad diploma in CBT from a BACP university course. If you wish to set up in private practice then this course is a good place to start but it would be essential to try and gain some supervised practice, perhaps from a voluntary agency - so that you can see how you are able to turn theory into practice.